CIF-Southern Section ranked Culver City High School won an eight-inning 3-2 victory over Torrance in non-league play last Wednesday at Culver City.
The Centaur varsity baseball team won the game in the bottom of the eighth when, after two out, Darion Sylvester and freshman Jay Sterner each singled. Sophomore Dan Hennessey, then singled home Sylvester for the winning run.
"We had some good timely hitting," Culver head coach Rick Prieto said. "This was a great win. Torrance is built on tradition. We came prepared."
After the Tartars scored first in the top of the first inning off Centaur starting pitcher Tyler Mark, Culver came back with two runs in the bottom of the third on a two-run double from Sterner, who went 2-for-4.
Last Saturday, the Centaurs hosted Capistrano Valley Christian from San Juan Capistrano in a doubleheader. The Eagles swept Culver in two one-run games, 1-0 and 4-3.
It was a match-up between two CIF-Southern Section ranked teams. The Centaurs are rated eighth in Division IV, while Capistrano Valley Christian is No. 3 in Division VI.
The second game went eight innings as the Eagles pushed over a run in the top of the inning.
Culver (9-5 overall and 2-0 in the Ocean League) continues its tough preseason schedule when it faces North Hollywood Harvard-Westlake at UCLA's Jackie Robinson Stadium on Wednesday.
The Centaurs host an always tough West Torrance squad on April 14 at 11 a.m. before resuming league at Hawthorne on April 17.